Posts Tagged ‘fingerstyle guitar’

Quick One: PGS Video Montage of Fingerpicking Styles

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Here’s a cool video from showing a compilation of guitar player’s fingerstyle techniques.  It’s a great video with some great camera shots of some of your favorite guitar players doing their thing.  Highly recommended.  Via Stratoblogster


Silky…Smooth…Folk Guitar Strings

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

If you can’t tell, we’re a little obsessed with strings lately here at Fretbase.  Recently, we covered a great set of strings for a dreadnought guitar.  But strings aren’t like gas.  You can’t use the same kind on all models.

I have been trying to learn more fingerstyle folk lately on a smaller-bodied guitar (a Martin SWOMGT), and that requires some lighter gauge strings.  After trying a bunch, I’m going to stick with the D’Addario EJ40 Nylon and Steel Ball End Acoustic Folk Guitar Strings.  The silky strings provide a mellow tone for folk guitar and their silky feel seems awfully nice on the fingers.

Which strings do you prefer for fingerstyle folk?  Let us know in the comments.

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